Colorado State University Hosts Workshop to Help Parents Teach Children About Sexuality

The Center for Family and Couple Therapy and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University will present a workshop titled "Teaching Your Children (of all ages) About Sexuality" from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Nov. 1 in Room 113 of the Gifford Building on campus.

The workshop will deal with a variety of topics related to sexuality, including specific ideas for parents to become effective sex educators and how to teach children positive decision-making skills. The program will feature ways to foster positive beliefs and values about sexuality and how to engage children in dialogue about changes that occur during puberty. A workshop for children ages 3-11, called "My Body Is Mine," will accompany the program.

The "Families at Five" program, a series of free workshops held the first Thursday of every month to address topics and issues important to families today, is open to parents and children of all ages.

The final Families at Five workshop of the semester will be held Dec. 6 and will feature a discussion titled "Selecting Quality Child Care."

Sponsors for the series include the Poudre Health District, Critter Veterinary Care and Sarah J. Davis Pediatric Dentistry. Families at Five is also supported by two grants administered by the Fort Collins Community Foundation – one from Fort Collins Forever and the other from the Pat and Gene Markley Fund.

For more information, call (970) 491-5991.